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Hawaii Land Board Approves Lease For Sand Island Homeless Site

The city still needs clearance from the state health department indicating that the site is safe from contamination.

Sophie Cocke
Honolulu Civil Beat

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources voted 5-1 on Friday to approve a city petition to lease about 5 acres of state land to the city rent free for a temporary homeless encampment on Sand Island.

“I think we all want to see something done that helps the situation for the homeless here,” said board member Chris Yuen. ..

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Honolulu Civil Beat
12 September 2014

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City homeless facility at Sand Island will use HFD tent

Land Board gives nod to city homeless facility

Catherine Cruz
KITV

HONOLULU — Expect to see a structure, courtesy of Honolulu firefighters, to be used as canopy or shelter for homeless families at Sand Island.

“The fire department owns a large tent which they use to cover their fire trucks and we will be borrowing their tent,” said City Managing Director Ember Shinn…

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KITV
12 September 2014